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Marijuana banking bill scheduled for markup

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The House Financial Services Committee next week will markup a bill designed to provide a safe harbor for credit unions and other lenders that serve marijuana-related businesses in states that have legalized the drug.The markup hearing is set to begin at 2 p.m. Eastern Tuesday, and will also include four other bills.The marijuana banking bill was introduced by House Financial Services Committee members Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., and Denny Heck, D-Wash., after the committee held the first-ever congressional hearing on the issue in February. There are more than 100 cosponsors to the legislation.While NAFCU has not taken a position on the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana, the association does support Congress examining what steps can be taken to provide greater clarity and legal certainty for credit unions operating in this space. continue reading »last_img read more

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Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The state budget dealing question

first_imgWhat would be your preference for filling the Kansas state budget deficit? Increase tax revenues Decrease spending Both View Results Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down Larry · 275 weeks ago while I do understand the need to possibly raise taxes sometimes, I would totally be against it until they get their act together and decrease spending. There is so much pork and wasteful spending for some of the most stupid things,and until they learn to live within a budget,” NO NEW TAXES ” This should include the federal government also. Report Reply 3 replies · active 274 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Big D · 274 weeks ago I’m probably one of the most tight guys around …..but we can’t keep cutting and not increase taxes. I would support an increase that amounted to $50 per person in the first year. this amounts to a littler over $4 per month per person I think we all waste more than that in a month. If we keep cutting, we’ll end up gutting our infrastructure, our education and many other very important programs Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Jim · 274 weeks ago I would favor giving that $50 to the local school district and let them spend the money. That is where most of the state budget goes to. keep the taxing and spending local. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down dad · 274 weeks ago Amen and pass the biscuits. We might also consider the state’s infrastructre ( roads etc) Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Monty Schmitz · 274 weeks ago If our politicians over spent their personal income they would not be in the state government.Therefore, why should we, their constituents, let them continue overspending our monies? Report Reply 0 replies · active 274 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments  Loading …Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Takeaways: the Sharks need to give Jones more help

first_imgDALLAS — On a night where Joe Thornton reached a major milestone, the Dallas Stars played the role of party poopers, blowing out all 1,500 of the candles on his cake.Thornton, 39, became the 19th player to reach the 1,500 game plateau Thursday, a list led by Gordie Howe (1,767), Mark Messier (1,756) and Jaromir Jagr (1733). Among active players, only Patrick Marleau (1,590), Thornton’s teammate for 12 years, has played more games. The Stars honored Thornton by showing a video montage of his …last_img

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No Roethlisberger when Steelers play in 49ers home opener

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceNext up for the undefeated 49ers and their dominating defense: a second-year quarterback making his first NFL start.The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Monday that Ben Roethlisberger needs season-ending elbow surgery, thus thrusting Mason Rudolph into the lineup Sunday for the 49ers home opener.Rudolph, who stands 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, was a third-round draft pick out of Oklahoma State. His only NFL experience came …last_img

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EPA violated personal privacy of farmers, ranchers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What was once a strongly held opinion in many farm circles is now an official ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The Environmental Protection Agency has violated the personal privacy of tens of thousands of farmers and ranchers, according to a unanimous ruling issued by the Court this month.The ruling in American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council vs. EPA concerned the federal agency’s 2013 release to three environmental groups of a vast compilation of spreadsheets containing personal information about farmers and ranchers who raise livestock and poultry in 29 states. The case also related to similar personal information from farmers and ranchers in seven additional states that had yet to be released. The information included the names of farmers, ranchers and sometimes other family members, home addresses, GPS coordinates, telephone numbers and emails. EPA claimed that it was required to disclose the information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).“This was an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy by a federal agency in violation of law,” said Ellen Steen, AFBF General Counsel. “The court’s decision is a vindication of the right of farm families to control their own personal information. Farmers and ranchers have a strong privacy interest in their personal information, including their home address, even when they live and work on the farm.”Farm families usually live on the farm and the court took note that EPA’s disclosures in this case could facilitate unwanted contact and harassment of farmers and ranchers by the FOIA requestors and others. According to Steen, “this case assures us that individuals still have a privacy interest in their personal information. The fact that government agencies may have that information and even store it on the Internet does not eliminate the individual’s privacy interest.”According to the court, “EPA’s release of the complete set of data on a silver platter, so to speak, basically hands to the requesters a comprehensive database of their own, whatever their motives might be.”“EPA now has to ‘recall’ all of the personal information it unlawfully released, but unfortunately that information has now been in the hands of the FOIA requestors for three years, and many feel that the damage is done,” Steen said. “AFBF will continue to work to ensure that personal information about farmers and ranchers is not disclosed by EPA.”last_img read more

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Farm safety — A legacy to be proud of

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 18 to 24, 2016. This annual promotional week commemorates the hard work, diligence, and sacrifices made by our nation’s farmers and ranchers. The 2016 safety theme is “Farm safety – A legacy to be proud of.” From a safety professional’s perspective, the term “sustainable agriculture” takes on a whole different meaning than that talked about by lawyers, tax advisors and insurance agents. Estate transitions and succession planning are management tools that can leave a lasting legacy for the next generation. Safety advocates believe that working safely and being conscientious of best management practices, are other ways to leave a legacy for the next generation of farmers.I have often said, it’s difficult to determine where the backyard ends and the barnyard begins. This phrase helps illustrate to many rural and non-rural people the struggle that we have in agriculture to separate the home place from the work site. This gray area of separation often makes the farm work environment very different from other occupations. And from a risk assessment point of view, it is more challenging to manage. Farming is hazardousAgriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the U.S. Fatalities occur at a higher rate in agriculture than most other industries. Farms are only one contributor to the total agricultural industry, other contributors include forestry and commercial fishing. When all agricultural-related occupations are grouped together, that’s how agriculture quickly surpasses other professions.  The Department of Labor estimates the fatal injury rate in the agricultural industry is eight times higher than all other industries. In 2014, the agricultural sector reported 24.9 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers compared to 3.3 reported in the all-other industry category. And this trend is similar for workplace injuries.  Ohio farm fatalities are nearing an all-time lowWhile neighboring states are reporting an increase in fatalities, Ohio statistics are going in the opposite (and more positive) direction. Ohio fatalities and injuries have steadily decreased in the last five years. This trend is one to celebrate.Data collected by The Ohio State University Agricultural Safety & Health Program reports Ohio agricultural fatalities have gone from 27 deaths in 2006 to 11 in 2014. Even with this decrease, tractors and farm machinery are the largest factors contributing to these deaths. There were 14,344 agricultural-related claims submitted to the Bureau of Workers Compensation program for the years 1999 though 2008. Sprains and strains were the most frequent injury type, with upper extremity injuries being the most frequent body part affected.  Managing the risks on Ohio farmsFrom a safety standpoint, managing safety and health risks in an agricultural operation can be similar to other businesses. There are equipment hazards, electrical hazards, liabilities, insurance issues, and environmental exposure to noise, dusts, and extreme temperatures. There are personal protective equipment (PPE) products like gloves, respirators, safety glasses, and harnesses available to protect the worker while in high exposure environments. Engineering controls like Roll Over Protective Structures (ROPS), shields, guards, and safety shut-off switches are other safeguards to protect the employee during equipment operation. There are also public policies in place that may affect certain environmental practices, hiring conditions, or road transport restrictions.  When safety practices are put into place, they also have an opportunity to positively affect the business’s bottom line. Fewer work-related claims can mean less time off work for injuries and doctor appointments, and promotes more productivity on the farm.  Prevention can include elements from the Three EsFarm families and employees can work together to protect against hazards, by using the “Three E Approach.” When they do this, they are also making a commitment to remain a sustainable business. Everyday routines for farm families to follow are:Education: Teach everyone the safe way to work, and attend training programs whenever they are offered to improve knowledge of farm hazards.Engineering: Keep shields and guards in place, and don’t disable or tamper with the built-in safety devices on powered equipment. Also, install ROPS and seatbelts on all open-stationed farm tractors, and use the ROPS and seatbelts that are sold on modern day tractors and larger horse-powered lawn and garden mowers.Enforcement: Even while the farm may not have an OSHA obligation or Department of Labor inspectors visiting on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to have rules in place for everyone to observe. Employer rules for ensuring workplace safety practices are followed can be developed and carried out with minimum distraction to the overall daily routine. These rules can save a farm from costly litigation in the event that a workplace injury does occur.A commitment of farm owners to improve the workplace safety record is also making a commitment to remain a sustainable business for the future. That is why practicing farm safety is leaving a legacy for others to follow. And just like the 2016 slogan states, a legacy to be proud of.  Dee Jepsen, Associate Professor for Agricultural Safety and Health, can be reached at (614) 292-6008 or [email protected] This column in provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.last_img read more

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Sony launches FES Watch successor on its own crowdfunding site

first_imgDavid Curry Sony has launched a successor to the FES Watch, the e-ink digital watch that was one of its first successful projects on First Flight, the company’s own crowdfunding portal.The FES Watch U features a more premium design, swapping an all-plastic watch-face for metal and sapphire glass.See Also: Meet Sony’s Cool New Robotic Personal AssistantA button on the side of the watch controls the different e-ink designs, letting the user change the look of the watch in one touch. Sony has imported 12 designs, but third-party designers can add more.Designers will be able to import designs onto the watch store, available on iOS and Android. Customers can try and buy the different designs, and import them straight to the FES Watch U.Sony call this an “accessory,” not a real piece of techThe watch has a low amount of onboard storage, so users will only be able to store 24 designs at any one time. Users are able to swap out the designs when the watch is connected to a smartphone.Sony is marketing it as a fashion accessory rather than a tech gadget, and for good reason. The FES Watch U is extremely basic, it only shows the time and offers limited customization options. Fitness tracking, alarms, notifications, and heart-rate monitoring are all off the table.The FES Watch U is aiming for 20 million yen ($194,000) in crowdfunding on First Flight. It has already reached 6 million yen at the time of writing with 37 days to go.Sadly, for anyone outside of Japan, it seems unlikely that Sony will launch the watch outside of its home country. Follow the Puck Tags:#crowdfunding#e-ink#FES Watch U#Internet of Things#IoT#japan#Sony#Watch Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…center_img Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…last_img read more

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Tendulkar is the Bradman of today: British media

first_img“Let us just say that Tendulkar is the Bradman of today – less hypnotic but scarcely less phenomenal,” according to cricket writer John Woodcock, who reckons the Indian icon has every chance of making his 50th Test century this week.In his column for The Times, Woodcock paid rich tributes to Tendulkar for his “insatiable” hunger to score runs and said comparing him to Bradman did not diminish the legendary Australian and his achievements.”Bradman, I believe, would have been proud to play today’s game as well as Tendulkar does, just as Tendulkar, like all of us, holds Bradman in awe. Let us just say that Tendulkar is the Bradman of today – less hypnotic but scarcely less phenomenal – and leave it at that,” Woodcock said.”There is every chance that Tendulkar will make his 50th Test hundred this week, against New Zealand, in itself an amazing achievement. But if Bradman had played the same number of Test innings (Tendulkar has played 280 to Bradman’s 80), he would have finished with something like 100 hundred, given the rate at which he scored them,” the veteran columnist wrote.Woodcock said physically, Tendulkar is the shorter and stockier of the two and with the sub-continent being the breeding ground of the world’s most natural batsmen, there could be a few more talented cricketers from that region in the future.”What eventually it comes down to is opportunity, ambition and temperament. Tendulkar belongs to the school of those Indian batsmen (Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Viswanath were others) who make up for a lack of inches with eye, wrist and insatiability. He uses a bat so heavy that Bradman would have laughed at it. You need only to pick it up to realise how strong his arms must be,” he said.advertisement”To say that Tendulkar, or anyone else for that matter, might be as good as Bradman does not diminish Bradman and his achievements. This is intended not as a comparison between Bradman and Tendulkar but as a celebration of a wonderful little Indian player – insatiable, resourceful, unflinching and orderly,” Woodcock added.Tendulkar, who just needs one more century to record an amazing feat of 50 Test tons, has been in red-hot form from the beginning of this year when India toured Bangladesh. His appetite for runs and centuries has only increased with advancing years.The 37-year-old champion cricketer has accumulated a staggering 1270 runs from his last nine Tests (15 innings), embellished by six three-figure knocks that includes two double hundreds, for a Bradmanesque average of 97.69, a feat that fetched him this year’s ICC Cricketer of the Year honour.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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